State govt to set up urban hostels for SC, ST students

Bhubaneswar: In another attempt to bring the Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe students to the mainstream of the society, the State government is planning to provide education to them in English medium schools by setting up urban hostels across the State.

According to sources, it was informed to all the district welfare officials at a high-level meeting held here yesterday. All the expenses for the educational project will be borne by the State government. Apart from this, discussions on issues like ‘how to provide security to students residing in various hostels’ were also held during the meeting, the sources added.

Among others, SC&ST Development minister Lal Bihari Himirika, Sports and Youth Services minister Sudam Marandi, secretaries of concerned departments and PA-ITDA officials were present during the meeting.